Participant scholars

Gerald Sussman

Gerald Sussman

Sussman is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). Sussman is a founding director of the Free Software Foundation.

Hal Abelson

Hal Abelson

Harold "Hal" Abelson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, a fellow of the IEEE. In 2012, he was honored with SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education (ACM). In 1992, he was honored with Bose Award (MIT's School of Engineering teaching award). In 1995, He was honored with Taylor L. Booth Education Award given by IEEE Computer Society.He is also a founding board member of both Creative Commons and the Free Software Foundation.

Davide Storti

Davide Storti

Davide Storti is the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) specialist and the Information Knowledge manager of the Communication and Information Sector of UNESCO. He co-leads the YouthMobile initiative, which aims at inspiring young girls and boys to drive technological innovation by acquiring the skills and confidence to develop mobile apps for sustainable development. Davide has led for several years the development of popular information storage and retrieval software targeting libraries and information centres worldwide. He has been Chief Web Editor for UNESCO’s field offices network.

Sun Maosong

Sun Maosong

Mr. Sun Maosong, Prof., Ph.D Supervisor and Secretary of CPC in Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, former Dean of the Department from 2007 to 2010. At present, he is in charge of the Large-scale Online Education Research Center at Tsinghua University as the Dean, and servers as Deputy Dean of Online Education Research Center at the Ministry of Education, Co Dean of Tsinghua-NUS NExT Joint Research Center, Chief Scientist of the National 973 Plan Project, as well as the Chief Expert of major projects in National Social Science Fund, with the research areas in natural language understanding, Chinese information processing, intelligent Web, social computing and computing education, etc.

David Wolber

David Wolber

David Wolber is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of San Francisco. He is a leader in App Inventor education and teaching beginners how to program their phones and tablets. His focus is empowering artists, designers, kids, women, men, humanity majors, business students-- makers of all types-- to add coding to their creative arsenals. His classes and students have been chronicled in articles of the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Wired Magazine.

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott is Head of Computing Science at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, Scotland. Between 2011 and 2014, he was seconded to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s national academy) where, in association with the British Computer Society, he led a national project to exemplify the teaching of Computing Science in Scottish schools. As part of this ambitious project, Jeremy sought to reinvigorate the subject by introducing a curriculum in mobile app development based on App Inventor. Jeremy’s work in developing Computing Science teaching resources in App Inventor and other environments has received widespread acclaim and he continues to contribute to the Society’s work in this area. His materials are in use internationally and, most recently, INRIA – France’s national institute for research in computer science and applied mathematics – has translated Jeremy’s work for use in French schools.

Ralph Morelli

Ralph Morelli

Ralph Morelli is a professor of computer science at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the Mobile Computer Science Principles (Mobile CSP) project, a National Science Foundation (NSF) project that uses mobile computing with App Inventor to engage teachers and students in the study of computer science. During 2013-14 Prof. Morelli (or Ralph) spent a sabbatical working at the MIT Media Lab working on the App Inventor development team. He is the co-creator of the online Mobile CSP course, a modest open online course (MOOC) hosted on Google's Course builder platform.

Felicia Kamriani

Felicia Kamriani

A proud alum of Harvard University, Stanford University and UC Berkeley, Felicia Kamriani is passionate about global education, STEM Education, empowering young people and informal learning through play. She has worked in a variety of global educational endeavors including creating online courses for HarvardX.

Andrew McKinney

Andrew McKinney

Andrew McKinney has over 20 years of experience developing educational technology, at Harvard and in various other capacities at MIT prior to joining CML. The common thread he brings -- even more than his rich experience in leading development of educational technology projects -- is a passion for helping to improve the effectiveness and productivity of teaching and learning through the use of technology.

Edgar Tung

Edgar Tung

Edgar Tung, MBA from the Harvard Business School and BEng from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The Managing Director of Group HR, Organization Development and Communications at Esquel Group. He is also the Chairman of Youth Arch Foundation.

Xu Yong

Xu Yong

Prof. Xu Yong, Professor and Deputy Dean in School of Computer Science & Engineering at South China University of Technology, who received the New Century Excellent Talent Program Award of China MOE in 2009, is a member of IEEE and senior members of Chinese Computer Federation (CCF) as well as ACM. He also acts as the vice-chairman of IEEE Guangzhou branch, deputy Secretary-General of Guangdong Computer Academy, developing object of the provincial “Ten-Hundred-Thousand" Talents Project, director of Guangdong Big Data Analysis & Processing Engineering Technology Research Center.

Zhang Xingming

Zhang Xingming

Zhang Xingming, deputy dean of Computer Science and Engineering, Professor, doctoral supervisor, member of China Computer Association Education Standing Committee, executive director of the Standing Committee of Guangdong Province Computer Society.

Li Yue

Li Yue

Dr. Li Yue, obtained her Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University,a teacher of School of Computer Science and Technology in SCUT. Master of many App Inventor Training projects.

Weihua Li

Weihua Li

Weihua Li is a graduate student at MIT majoring in Computer Science and rewarded with “The Scholarship for Excellence” for his brilliant performances. In December 2011, he joined the MIT App Inventor project and was responsible for the project activities including technology R&D, community outreach, summer schools and competitions of App Inventor in China. Besides, he is member of IEEE.

Jiao Jianli

Jiao Jianli

Deputy Dean of School of Educational Information Technology at South China Normal University, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Deputy Director at Future Education Study Center, Vice Chairman of Professional Online Education Committee at the Guangdong Society of Education, Reviewer of British Journal of Educational Technology, Renowned Educational Technology Specialist, main research topics include: Fundamental Theory of Educational Technology, Study of Educational Science and Technology, Professional Development of Teachers under Technological Support, and Digitalization of Elementary Education etc.

He Qingchao

He Qingchao

Professor at School of Educational Information Technology at South China Normal University, Doctoral Supervisor, Deputy Director at the Institute of Educational Technology, Deputy Dean at the Technology Research Center of Guangdong “Learn Smart” project, currently pursuing research in Education Digitalization, Educational Technology, Revolutionizing Elementary Education etc. Academic Association include Managing Director of Computer Based Education Committee at Chinese Scholar Association of Artificial Intelligence, Secretary-General of Global Chinese Committee of Inquiry-Based Learning, President of Visual Learning Association, Secretary-General of Guangdong Collegiate Educational Technology Committee etc.

Wu Minghui

Wu Minghui

Department Head of Computer Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University City College, Professor, Ascending Talent in the Education Realm of Zhejiang Province, Leading Personnel for Emerging Computer Science and Technology Major in Zhejiang Province, Level Three Talent Cultivated by “One-Five-One” Talent Program of Zhejiang Province, Cultivated as Leader of Collegiate Subjects for Young and Middle-Aged Group in Zhejiang Province.

Qingguo Zhou

Zhou Qingguo

Prof. Qingguo Zhou, the vice director of in the Engineering Research Center of Open Source Software and Real-time Systems, Ministry of Education, China, and he is also director in the distributed and embedded system lab of SISE, Lanzhou University. IET Fellow, Winner of Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan.

Aimin Zhu

Aimin Zhu

Aimin Zhu, University Relations Manager, Google China. Aimin joined Google in 2007, responsible for Google China University Relations and Education programs. Before joining Google, Aimin took the role to work with universities for academic and talent education collaborations at Intel and IBM, respectively. Aimin graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a master degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Control, and Xi'an Jiaotong University with a bachelor degree in Automatic Control.

Li Hewu

Li Hewu

Mr. Li Hewu, Associate Professor of Institute for Network Sciences and Cyberspace at Tsinghua University, Dean of Wireless and Mobile Network Technology Research Center, President of Wireless and Mobile Network Technology working group of Asia Future Internet Institute in 2009, Evaluation Expert of Global Environment for Network Innovation project, Deputy Dean of The Joint Lab of Tsinghua University and China Telecom.

Michelle Sun

Michelle Sun

Michelle Sun is the CEO and cofounder of First Code Academy, a leading education institute based in Hong Kong that teaches coding to kids at ages 6 and above. Prior to starting First Code, she held various technical roles in high growth startups in Silicon Valley, including as the first growth hacker at Buffer and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013). Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs as an equity analyst.

Henry Chan

Herry Chan

Dr. Henry Chan received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge, England, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received the IEEE Computer Society’s 2015 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award (“for outstanding contributions to computing education through teaching, mentoring students, and service to the education community”). He was the founding co-chair of the Computer App Programming (CAP) competition in Hong Kong.

Dr. Cheung C.C., Ray

Cheung CC., Ray

Assistant Professor,Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong received his Ph.D. degree in computing from Imperial College London (IC) in 2007. He received the Hong Kong Croucher Foundation Fellowship and Scholarship for his postdoctoral and doctoral research work at UCLA and IC. In 2009, he visited the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University as a visiting research fellow. His current re-search interests include cryptographic hardware designs, rapid prototyping trusted computing platforms, high-performance biomedical VLSI designs, and mobile application developments. He is currently the research group leader of the CityU Architecture Lab of Arithmetic and Security (CALAS). He is currently the Director of CityU Apps Lab (CAL) supporting Campuswide Mobile Application development. He received the CityU Teaching Excellence Award in 2012.

Chi-Hung Tseng

Chi-Hung Tseng

Chi-Hung Tseng (David), founder of CAVEDU Education and App Inventor TW, Taiwan. Devoting into robotics education and maker movement, David and his partners are intensively active in teaching fundamental knowledge and skills. He had also published many books for students in all ages, topics including App Inventor, Lego robot and IoT(Arduino / Raspberry Pi). David is majoring in EE phd in Tamkang University.